Track Hendra virus online

PEOPLE concerned about the Hendra virus will be able to track it across NSW through Twitter, email newsletters and a special Hendra website as the NSW Department of Primary Industries takes its information program for the virus online.

Once found only, and rarely, in Queensland, the Hendra virus has killed three horses on the Northern Rivers over the past few weeks.

NSW DPI biosecurity principal director Dr Bruce Christie, said the community can now easily stay informed on the current Hendra situation in NSW by jumping online.

“Members of the community can now receive everything they need to know about the Hendra situation in NSW easily and quickly using Twitter, a regular email newsletter and our NSW Hendra web portal,” Dr Christie said.

“The horse community plays an important role in preventing the spread of the Hendra virus and these new electronic tools will assist NSW DPI keep them up-to-date at all times.

“Information we will be providing will include information on outbreaks, tips on how to keep you and your horse safe from the Hendra virus and dates of public information events.”

To follow the NSW Hendra updates on Twitter go to twitter.com/NSWHendraHQ.

To register to receive the NSW Hendra email newsletter, go to www.agriculture.nsw.gov.au/info/hendra



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